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Is anyone from Nigeria or been there recently?
My ex, who is from Nigeria, wants to start planning a trip for DD. I would be welcome to come along also, which I intend to do because I would like to know more about my own daughter's heritage.
Before we split up, we had talked about taking DD to Nigeria when she was a young teenager, so she would understand more and remember the experience. My ex also said he wanted to visit on his own first, because the Nigeria he remembers he said was not a very safe place. (He left in '93). His tune seems to have changed now and it concerns me. There is no plan for him to visit first, and he wants to take her sooner rather than later. DD is four now. Also, DD has no vaccinations, so that might be another issue to visit, I haven't even looked into what might be needed for travel to Nigeria.
Any comments and advice would be greatly appreciated. I have problems taking my ex's word on anything, for reasons not to be detailed here, and I think his desire to take DD to Nigeria have more to do with keeping up with his brothers, who visit home frequently. I don't think he would purposely put DD in harms way, but I do think his judgement can get severly clouded. Is Nigeria safe now? Clean and what about the vaccinations? Where to go and where not to go within the country? I am white, is this a big problem?
Thanks in advance!